The celebration of Malaysia's 62nd Independence Day required something out of the ordinary, so we've decided to gather a few legends who have been contributing greatly to the development of KL underground scene.
It is with great excitement that we present this rare lineup featuring Callen, one of the Ohrwurm co-founders, a collective responsible for bringing many international acts to KL and generally promoting the club music in the region; Godwin P, master of rhythms and Notion A, a techno maestro and head honcho of SoulMatters Recordings.
Yesterrave aims to inject old-school flavour into the weekend and place emphasis on the classic and raw side of house and techno music with breakbeat-infused, electro, acid and piano sounds that used to define the parties many years ago.
A night dedicated to remembering some great music from the past and exploring the new tunes with that lovable old-school sound. A bit of nostalgia value and a plan to recreate the atmosphere of the warehouse and rave parties of the yesteryear.
A fun collaboration between Iron Fairies and Voice For Paws aiming to raise funds for rescued, abused and abandon stray animals.
A pet friendly day out for all animal lovers & families!
Pawctivaties at the Courtyard Area: (from 3pm till 8pm)
- Pet grooming services (mobile truck)
- Face painting & paw printing (with doggies)
- Merchandise sale from Voice for Paws and Taming Wild
- Dog training demonstration
- Play area for visitors to interact with the dogs
We'll also come up with a pet-themed concoction in which sales for those will be donated to this cause!
Don't miss out on Joey Ghazlan on the mic and Victor Trixter on decks - celebration with a good cause!
Doorly's music strides gracefully between the underground with rare limited edition release on vinyl only to tracks that make it into literally every DJ on earths playlist and sometimes even topping the Beatport overall chart, as was the case with his Shadow Child collaboration ‘Piano Weapon’. In that same year, Doorly & Cajmeres ‘The Way’ sat at No.1 overall on Traxsource and in the top 10 of the Beatport house chart for over a month, with his releases being hammered by the likes Maceo Plex, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Skream, Jackmaster, Agoria & Annie Mac to name a few.
Doorly regularly releases on Cajual, Dirtybird, Moon Harbour, and Hot Creations; an impressive list of labels that demonstrate the towering standards he sets himself, as well as the high regard his production are held in by many of the industry’s tastemakers.
And supporting this massive deck master will be double the trouble, the two Victors shaping up KL's underground music scene with much energy & vibes - you know it's going to be one hell of a night so we suggest you put on your most comfortable shoes because dancing you'll be until we turn the lights on in Butterfly Room. Come shake it up with us TGIF-style - halleloo!
The Black Swallowtail
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DJ Zig Zach over the years has built a reputation for himself in the industry, not only as a DJ but also as a promoter that has helped shape Singapore’s electronic music scene into one of the best in the South East Asian region. The owner of Blackout Agency, a creative music consultancy and DJ booking agency has worked and toured acts Ame, Red Axes, Roman Flugel, Marvin & Guy, John Talabot, Tim Sweeney, Manfredas, Ata and continues to bring in top quality electronic acts to Singapore and the region.
When he isn’t organizing events, he DJs at parties and festivals regionally such as Karma Kastle (BKK), Lighthouse (HCMC), Jiro (KL) W Hotel (Bali), Wonderfruit Festival (Thailand), Epizode (Vietnam). He has also made appearances internationally on the infamous Red Light Radio (Amsterdam) and at the Correspondant X SoHaSo Amsterdam Dance Event Showcase.
Come and dance to some sultry beats, because a plethora of them will come from this DJ/promoter/event planner - we don't stop till the lights go on.
Bargrooves is the compilation series for the truly discerning house music lover. Under the watchful eye of Defected Records style and sophistication that runs through each release, from the carefully curated tracklist and expertly-programmed DJ mixes, through to the distinctive cover artwork. Now with over 20 compilations published it looks to set its sights on being the go-to brand for quality house.
Jon White is one of the rising stars of the dance music scene. A career which has seen him travel the world numerous times over shows no signs of slowing - completely the opposite in fact. A professional career that began in 1998 has seen Jon light up dance floors on every continent alongside the world’s biggest Artists and DJs. His portfolio reads like a who’s who of dance music, while he’s represented the industry’s leading brands Ministry Of Sound, Pacha, Cream, Defected, Amnesia Ibiza, Space Ibiza, Hed Kandi and Hotel Costes, to name a few. Jon’s reputation continued to flourish. He accepted residency at Asian clubbing institution Zouk, Kuala Lumpur, seeing him rub shoulders with the likes of Carl Cox, Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren and Deep Dish on a weekly basis.
Today Sean Doyle has moved into being an artist defined in his own right. Sean is now one of the only artists in the world to headline for three of the biggest brands in house music Hed Kandi, Soul Heaven and Stereo Sushi. No artist in the world can boast such a repertoire of headline appearances playing under the banner of such well-known brands. In 2019 that looks to step into new realms with Sean representing Defected’s House Label “Bargrooves”. Which the market being fully saturated with dj’s from all walks of music, what seems to be the preferred option is dj’s who can not just play the current flavour of music but can carefully select from old and new to focus on bringing a unique experience to the dancefloor.
All together as we mesh the music, the vibes, the lights - we have a special night in store for all of you. Come early to help set the mood on the dance-floor, and keep your eyes peeled as we'll be giving away free merch and changing up Butterfly Room to help make the night stand out more than usual for your visual enjoyment. House music till the lights go on.
The Cryptic Coloration
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As a DJ, producer and agent, music has been at the forefront of A.F.O.M.’s life, career and purpose. From an early age his musical career was hijacked by an agent’s career when founding his own touring agency TigerStyle in 2004, soon becoming one of the premiere touring agencies in the Australasian region.
His debut track “She who annihilates” featured on Henry Saiz’s Balance presents Natura Sonoris compilation, with many calling it a stand out track for the first disc - released on Natura Sonoris in March 2018 with a Petar Dundov remix, it saw support from Sasha, Henry Saiz, Hernan Cattaneo, Guy Mantzur, Eagles & Butterflies & more.
His second release - a remix of Depaart’s “Blowing Smoke” released in October 2018 on Sasha’s famous Last Night on Earth saw amazing feedback and support from the likes of Sasha, John Digweed, Guy J, Joris Voorn, Tiefschwarz, Fideles and many more. His remix was the stand out track of the EP reaching highly on the Beatport Melodic House & Techno chart.
His sets are full of exclusive tracks, unreleased edits and upfront promos along with his own works. The dedication to his art is evident in every set; each paced, structured and with a purpose. Always searching for new and unique sounds, his rich tapestry of grinding beats, spacey techno and mechanical bliss is subtly transformed into one sculptured mish-mash of deep grooves and contagious energy. An evocative description…
A sound, lived and breathed by A Friend of Marcus.
The Butterfly Phenology with Radio Slave
Matt Edwards is a bonafide powerhouse of underground dance music. Over the course of more than fifteen years, the Berlin based artist has established himself as a leading A&R, influential producer and esteemed DJ, all with his own unique and immediately recognisable style.
That famously loopy and hypnotic brand of house and techno is built on a solid bed of kicks and often interlaced with hypnotic vocals. It has taken him to high profile DJ sets everywhere from Fabric to Womb to Cocoon, as well as being a regular at Berghain and Panorama Bar where he has hosted his own Rekids label parties since 2007.
Ten years later came a first ever Radio Slave album, Feel The Same. It was a stylistically broad affair that made the most of the album format to show off all the different facets of Edwards’ musical personality.
In 2017, Edwards’ Rekids label hit its 100th release with a special EP from Matt that featured two typically monstrous and club-slaying tracks in ‘Another Club’/‘Feel The Same.’ These follow on from modern classics like ‘Grindhouse,’ ‘Don’t Stop No Sleep’ and ‘Bell Clap Dance’, which were ubiquitous club hits that solidified Radio Slave’s long form and absorbing production style. But of course, the label has not only been the outlet for Edwards’ own work: it is also a place that he has proven his rare knack for A&R time and time again thanks to signing now internationally celebrated talents like Nina Kraviz and Mr G.
Alongside all this, Edwards—who is still a hapless musical fanboy at heart—has established plenty of other projects, most notably Quiet Village with Joel Martin. Focussed on downtempo sounds infused with elements of ambient, dub and synth music, it recently spawned a much- loved remix of Agnes Obell and promises a new album in 2018. It is sure to reflect yet another side of Edwards’ expansive sound world that also takes in major label remix work for the likes of Kylie, Paul McCartney and Elton John, as well as underground favourites like Dinky, Scuba and Aphrohead.
It's time to get into the mood, as we are slaves to the rave, and rave we shall. Get in tune with the mighty fine Radio Slave as he takes the decks with as much power as possible - set to make you move all night long until we turn on those bright lights in Butterfly Room.
Locus Metamorphosis with Denis Sulta
Denis Sulta has rapidly emerged as one of the most exciting new prospects from the ever-fertile Glasgow scene. His unique sound has been carefully crafted having earned his stripes and a large part of his musical education and knowledge through working at the internationally renowned Rubadub record store, whilst holding down regular and ongoing sets at the world famous Sub Club.
Sulta’s meticulous and diverse approach to dance music has seen his stand out capabilities reach unbelievable new heights for someone still so young. Continued praise and support from fellow DJs and producers such as Jackmaster, Skream, Four Tet, and Optimo have aided Denis Sulta, and ultimately, his incredible hard work has allowed him to play alongside and work on projects for Annie Mac both at Radio 1 and at the legendary Space, Ibiza.
With his own label - Sulta Selects, it's not difficult to see why Denis is on a one-way rocket trip to outer space & beyond with a plethora of beats and treats.
Butterflies, Sex & Magic
The Illustrious Blacks (Manchildblack x Monstah Black) are NeoAfroFuturisticPsychedelicSurrealisticHippys on a mission to save the world one beat at a time!
Once upon a time in a galaxy not far away, there lived two kings. Each was the ruler of his own deliciously glorious planet. The first king, Manchildblack, was well known throughout the cosmos for his ethereal vocals, celestial sonics and earthy musical messages. The other king, Monstah Black, was a star in the solar system for his gravity defying performances, gender bending fashions and spacey disposition. One magical night, an inexplicable ultramagnetic pull forced the two planets to collide. A technicolored explosion occurred, turning night into day, with a feast of aural and visual delights. It was then that the universe was changed forever. Manchildblack and Monstah Black united and became The Illustrious Blacks.
With inspiration from artists like Prince, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Boy George and George Clinton, The Illustrious Blacks have arrived with a mission to fuse futuristic funk, hypnotic house and cosmic pop into pulsating positivity for the planet. The real life married couple are not only co-pilots on their artistic voyage, but are united in their fantastical journey through life.
Brownie points for those who dare to dress up in fab gear, more brownie points to those who vogue on the dance-floor. This Sunday will be a special one as we expect grooves and moves with The Illustrious Blacks shaking up our sound system in Butterfly Room.
The Morphology with DJ Seinfeld
Lo-fi house, techno & dance; are all things that mash really well together. Along with the big-boy bass vibrations amongst the dancing butterflies, we'll delve deep into the sonic abyss with the sounds with DJ Seinfeld supported by anType, Soothsayer & Mutual Collective.
Armand Jakobsson is the artist known as DJ Seinfeld, Rimbaudian and Birds of Sweden. Under these aliases you’ll find sweeping emotive cuts, verdant dancefloor workouts and discerning dips into jungle and breaks. Releases have come on respected labels including Meda Fury, Ectotherm, UN.T.O and Lobster Fury: the collaborative label from Lobster Theremin and Meda Fury begun for the explicit purpose of releasing his tracks.
DJ Seinfeld’s beats are ultimately guided by an idea of authenticity, true to the spirit of the early house pioneers and the unabashed rawness the confines of their equipment demanded. A lot’s been made of this lo-fi fuzz, with many clamoring to declare it a scene, but he won’t be put into a box. His path is his own. A microphone picks up the tension and release of a singer: charged with emotion, the machine can’t handle it. The rough edges of his productions emit the same sensibility.
Footage of his gigs or their post-show reaction exemplifies the reception he gets as a DJ. Biographies often claim a DJ regularly ‘sends crowds into rapture’ or ‘lays waste to the floor,’ but in DJ Seinfeld’s case pandemonium is the default. Mixes show his deft control of build-up and feel in the booth, while his mini series for legendary London station Rinse FM in May ‘DJ Seinfeld presents…’, was a master class in the kind of wonky left-field house he peppers his sets with.
The point of no return though came one evening spent with Ableton and a few beers. The track ‘U’ was uploaded to Soundcloud, and the internet went into overdrive. Sampling Bob Geldoff’s account of his split with his wife, amid soaring chants and keys wrought in heartache, ‘U’ is almost voyeuristic in its honesty. It’s that truth, that realness, that defines what Armand’s music is about.
The Butterfly Effect with Mendy Indigo
Mendy hails to be one of Bangkok's leading female techno queen DJs. One journey to Nepal changed her life - she discovered her passion for electronic music and ever since then she is on the mission to expose her dark melodic sound to Techno lovers all over the world.
She started as part of the Loco Crew in her hometown Korat and continued crafting her mixing skills at the famous Ting Tong bar in Koh Chang. Since Bangkok became her home, she's been known in the scene for her distinctive sound of Techno. Over the years she’s been performing all over Asia until her dream came true and she toured in Germany, including clubs such as the unique Techno Club Sisyphos in Berlin. Today she is hosting events across Bangkok's clubbing scene including her monthly events DARK & DIRTY at Glow, Why Not Thursday at Beam and Nowhere to Now Here at De Commune.
Mendy Indigo performed in the following countries: Thailand, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain, Malta, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Indonesia, Sri Lanka
With the power of beats, she'll make you groove alongside our two power stars, Slutski & LZZY with nothing but techno as you dance amongst the butterflies and feel the music pulsate within.